Stumbling Toward a Smart Grid

The Infrastructurist reports on a recent panel about smart grid technology -- and its awkward timing right after a major smart grid plan was shot down by the Maryland Public Service Commission.

"[H]ow do you discuss the future of smart grids when the concept was just dealt a potentially massive blow?

But discuss it they did, emphasizing that the Maryland decision was just that - one decision, that didn't necessarily mean anything drastic or spell instant doom for smart grid technology. They also stressed that there's plenty to be done on the public opinion side, such as increased outreach efforts to build public support for smart grid technology on a larger scale."

Despite the decision in Maryland, many say the smart grid concept is sound and will eventually catch on.

Thanks to The Overhead Wire

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